Board Conference Room

Capitol Building 6, Room 353

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, West Virginia

August 7, 2002


Call to Order

President J. D. Morris called the meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education to order at 2:32 p.m. on August 7, 2002, in the Board Conference Room, Capitol Building 6, Room 353, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.

Members present: Vice-President James J. MacCallum, Secretary Ronald B. Spencer, Sandra M. Chapman, Barbara N. Fish, Sheila M. Hamilton, Paul J. Morris, Howard M. Persinger, Jr., and David Stewart, State Superintendent of Schools. Member absent: J. Michael Mullen, Chancellor, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission


Approval of Agenda

Upon motion by James J. MacCallum, second by Sandra M. Chapman, the Board approved the agenda.


Development of an Accountability System

Bill Luff, Deputy State Superintendent, introduced Rich Hill, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment. Mr. Hill provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding the development of an accountability system that will meet federal and state expectations including the No Child Left Behind Act.



President Morris called for a break at 3:49 p.m.


Call to Order

President Morris called the meeting back to order at 4:00 p.m.


Policy 3233 - Resolution of Establishment for

Regional Education Service Agencies

G. A. McClung, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Administrative Services, provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding proposed changes to Policy 3233. These changes are in response to House Bill 4319 that was passed during the 2002 legislative session.

Following Mr. McClung's presentation, Bill Luff distributed a copy of a tabloid, relating to the Student Code of Conduct, for the Board's review and requested any comments or concerns by the beginning of tomorrow's business meeting. This tabloid will be distributed to all students upon their return to school later this month.


Future Meetings

The next regular meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education will be held August 8, 2002 in Charleston, West Virginia.



Upon motion by Howard M. Persinger, Jr., second by Paul J. Morris, the Board adjourned at 5:20 p.m.

Minutes approved by the Board on September 12, 2002.


J. D. Morris, President